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Fantastic Books for 4th Graders

 

Fiction

Ms. Bixby’s  Last Day by John David Anderson

Loving their gifted teacher, three boys are dismayed when the teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day.

 

A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff

Destiny leads 11-year-old Cady to a peanut butter factory, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever.

 

The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Follow the efforts of Andy and Terry to meet the latest book deadline despite numerous distractions in their sophisticated tree house home, including flying cats, giant bananas, and sea monsters pretending to be mermaids.

 

Project Blastoff by Mark Kelly

Series: Astrotwins

Twins Mark and Scott Kelly decide to build a rocket over the summer, when their constant bickering starts to annoy their grandfather. Based on the NASA astronauts' real childhoods.

 

The Contest by Gordon Korman

Series: Everest

A group of kids compete for the chance to be the youngest person to climb Mount Everest.

 

Brave Like My Brother by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Charlie’s brother, Joe, is called up to fight in World War II but he promises to write to Charlie as often as he can. Will Joe's letters give Charlie the strength to stand up for himself and be brave, too?

 

Ellie's Story: a Dog’s Purpose Novel by W. Bruce Cameron

Trained as a search-and-rescue dog since puppyhood, Ellie can track and find people who are physically lost, but it is her owners, widower Jakob and lonely Maya, who challenge her to find a way to save people who are lost in other ways.

 

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish by Mo O’Hara

After Tom’s big brother dunks Frankie the goldfish in toxic green gunk, and Tom zaps him back to life with a battery , there’s something weird about Frankie – he’s now a big fat zombie goldfish with hypnotic powers and out for revenge!

 

Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker

Waylon, a boy with the mind of a scientific genius and the vulnerable heart of an eight year old, is trying to understand his older sister and deal with changes among the kids at school.

 

 

Nonfiction

Frozen Wild: How Animals Survive in the Coldest Places on Earth by Jim Arnosky

Not all cold regions are the same, and their different animal populations employ very specific survival traits. The book is carefully organized into short chapters that include headings, captions, and labels, making it a wonderful source for report writing or for pleasure reading.

 

Astronauts by K. C. Kelley

Series: Scientists in Action

Presents information about what it takes to be an astronaut, including education, equipment, and real life stories.

 

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017

Series: National Geographic Kids

Learn about curiosities and wonders, adventure, fun and games, super science and more.

 

Space Exploration: Science, Technology, and Engineering by Wil Mara

Describes the changes in aeronautics, jobs within the field, and what steps have to be completed before traveling to space.

 

Owls!: Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringle

Explores the life of the elusive night creature, the owl, found on every continent except Antarctica.

 

I Am Malala:  How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai

Documents the educational pursuits of the Nobel Peace Prize nominee who became an international symbol of hope and inspiration when she challenged the traditions of her Pakistan community.

 

Stay: the True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean

With beautiful full-color photographs, this is the story of 10 dogs rejected by their owners as hopeless cases and adopted by Luciano Anastasini, a renowned circus performer and dog trainer.

 

 
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